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synonyms for pernicious

  • damaging
  • dangerous
  • deadly
  • destructive
  • detrimental
  • devastating
  • harmful
  • lethal
  • malicious
  • nefarious
  • noxious
  • poisonous
  • ruinous
  • toxic
  • virulent
  • baleful
  • deleterious
  • evil
  • fatal
  • iniquitous
  • injurious
  • killing
  • maleficent
  • malevolent
  • malign
  • malignant
  • miasmatic
  • miasmic
  • mortal
  • noisome
  • offensive
  • pestiferous
  • pestilent
  • pestilential
  • prejudicial
  • sinister
  • venomous
  • wicked
See also synonyms for: perniciousness
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antonyms for pernicious

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  • advantageous
  • assisting
  • beneficial
  • benevolent
  • good
  • harmless
  • healthy
  • helpful
  • kind
  • nonpoisonous
  • wholesome
  • innocuous
  • lovable
  • loving
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How to use pernicious in a sentence

We will pursue every legal avenue we can to block this pernicious law.
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To his credit, Rhodes does not pretend to have all of the answers about how to stop such pernicious trends.
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It is this government subsidy in the form of tax-exempt treatment that is really pernicious.
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Driven to solve deep, pernicious and socially significant problems, but with an embedded pragmatism, Damo is keen to keep growing far out from its parent’s shade.
IN PURSUIT OF PRAGMATIC SOLUTIONS TO PERVASIVE PROBLEMSFRANCESCA FANSHAWEMARCH 31, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Last February, according to NPR, China’s legislature started taking steps to “uproot the pernicious habit of eating wild animals.”
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Byford’s resignation landed in January 2020, just as a certain pernicious virus was starting to circulate the globe.
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In Strikers they endeavor to change the behavior of an influencer, an author and other people who wield a pernicious influence over those who look up to them.
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It occurs in well-marked cases of pernicious anemia and leukemia, and, much less commonly, in very severe symptomatic anemias.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
In pernicious anemia they are always greatly diminished, and an increase should exclude the diagnosis of this disease.
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Megaloblasts are found in pernicious anemia, and with extreme rarity in any other condition.
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WORDS RELATED TO PERNICIOUS

  • calamitous
  • deadly
  • dire
  • evil
  • foreboding
  • harmful
  • hurtful
  • injurious
  • malevolent
  • malignant
  • noxious
  • ominous
  • pernicious
  • ruinous
  • sinister
  • threatening
  • venomous
  • vindictive
  • woeful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.